Alcide disrobes (anyone else think they were going to do full frontal with him?) and changes, and off they go to find Drunk Amnesia Eric.
Hoyt’s mom visits Sam at Merlotte’s and mentions that his brother is off somewhere. She’s worried. He’s not. Sam is getting awfully glib now that he’s found fellow changers…more on that later. In Hotshot, we learn that the little girl isn’t a virgin when Uncle Daddy Felton (ugh) talks about how the sexes are gross but fun. We talk about sister/nieces…I hate this storyline. I have to be honest.
Back at Marnie’s, Jesus, Lafayette, Marnie and Tara try to find out what spell to use to reverse the spell put on Eric. Marnie keeps insisting that her otherworldly visitor is the only one who can help.
Alcide and Sookie find Eric swimming in a gator hole. He invites Sookie to swim with him, saying she’d be his sea goddess. It’s a little heartbreaking how much he wants to stay in the sun. He snarls at Alcide, Alcide snarls back and Eric starts to burn.
They manage to get him out and back home. Um…naked Alcide and naked Eric. HBO, I would like to take a moment here. On behalf of myself and a large portion of the guy-loving world, thank you for the hot men. That is all.
Poor sick Jason runs through the field, chased by were panthers. He throws them off the trail while Tommy goes to visit his mama. His real mama. They talk about how Tommy can read and chat about life…and she avoids saying how she hasn’t really left Jolie. Another heartbreaking scene. It’s one of those abuse scenarios where everyone from the outside can see how awful this all is, but the one inside so desperately needs something from his abuser that he just can’t see the forest for the trees.
Sam pays a surprise visit to Luna and meets her daughter. Sam charms the precocious little tyke with talk of Barbie’s and princesses and worms his way in. Again, he’s awfully glib. If he really loved kids and didn’t just want to sleep with the mom, he would have introduced himself and moved on. No one in their right mind would get a kid attached to them at the beginning of a relationship. Also, no kid I know acts like that. Thoughts?
At Sookie’s, Eric doesn’t want to sleep alone. Sookie leaves him to his bed and fights with Alcide (while Eric overhears) about the situation. They hug and make up. Her smell is on him, which will matter later.
Meanwhile, Jason sharpens a stake in a tree and kills Felton.
Naked Crystal shows up and dumps crazy all over him by saying she’s Big Mama Kitty now and they’ll rule the kingdom of Hotshot together. He tells her he never wants to see her again and she says, “I’ll be waiting for you! Full moon!” Um…have you guys ever dated someone who can’t take no for an answer? Ick. Still, the important moment here is when she says no one will accept him now but Hotshot. And that may very well be true.
Over at the Bellfleurs, Bill is introduced to Portia’s grandmother Caroline. There are manners and polite conversation and sweet tea (which still makes me think of To Catch a Predator) and reminds me why I’m glad I was born in obnoxious but blunt NYC.
At Luna’s we learn that Emma’s father is a werewolf and a stalker. Again, why is Sam not seeing the problem here. He watches Luna. He’s jealous. He’s putting this woman he supposedly really likes (and her daughter) in danger.
At Marnie’s, after a major effort, the correct spell book flies off the shelf. Over at Alcide’s, trouble is brewing. Debbie Pelt smells Sookie on him. She does what any smart, yet nutty woman would do when she smells a rival. She doesn’t freak. She lets one flash of anger cross her face, but thanks him for his honesty…and screws him to mark her territory. She’s not going to let this go.
Book readers, this next scene had to be expected. Caroline Bellfleur and Bill Compton discover that he is Portia’s great great great great granddaughter. They can’t have sex. Oh god, it’s really difficult not to make a deep South joke about cousins here. Also, there is a disturbingly large number of incestuous relationships on this show.
At Terry and Arlene’s, Terry is busy being adorable with their baby. He does laundry. Hell, he couldn’t be cuter if you covered him in kittens. He leaves the room for a second, Arlene and the other kids sleeping on the couch, creepy doll from Auntie Jessica on the floor, and when he returns, someone has written “Baby not yours” on the wall in red marker. The baby is chewing it. So, I’d love to know your theories on this. Is the baby possessed? The doll? Or (and this is my personal favorite theory) is Arlene freaking out and doing this herself without realizing?